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Corporate Philanthropy, Social Charity and & Community Service in Africa

The Aistiphi GazetteCorporate Members

The African Institute of Philanthropy

Innovating Philanthropy Space in Africa

Africa is home to the best of humanity. Ignore the caricatures and misrepresentations. The African Institute of Philanthropy (Aistiphi) deploys research and institutional innovations to advance sustained corporate giving, social charity and community service in Africa. The goal of the African Institute of Philanthropy is to harness Africa’s own pool of generosity and goodwill to make strong, lasting impacts on development and poverty reduction.

Our Commonwealth of Goodwill®

Philanthropy Space™

The level of need across communities and institutions is immense. That we often get to know about, often in caricatures of somebody else’s lenses. What we tend to not hear much about are the generous hearts and helping hands that step in from many places and help make a difference. This vast and diverse community of helpers is Our Commonwealth of Goodwill.®

The African Institute of Philanthropy pioneered Our Commonwealth of Goodwill to both identify and recognize this diverse philanthropic and community service community. We design and deploy innovative incentives to encourage these diverse organizations, groups and individuals to give back and help make a difference in communities and institutions. 


We exist to fill the gap in institutional infrastructure and incentives needed to boost grassroots, development-oriented philanthropy and community service.


We harness a vibrant Commonwealth of Goodwill and Community Service™ that gives back to make lasting impacts on development and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.


We strive to become the model global innovation for mobilizing, home-based and grassroots philanthropic resources for development and poverty reduction in the 21st century.

Our Innovations


A large, diverse and vibrant community with proven commitment to give back by helping fight poverty and improving the quality of life in African communities. They include businesses, NGOs, clubs, alumni, celebrities, religious bodies, citizens abroad, schools and more.


A national platform that connects organizations in need with potential givers and volunteers. This is the first of its kind in Africa and is meant to bridge the gap between areas of need and charitable resources.

Research, Learning & PUBLICITY

Scientific research, seminars and public engagement that informs our understanding of philanthropic and community service practices and environments. Through our multimedia innovations we provide a closer, real time view of members’ philanthropic achievements. 


Special events and programs to showcase and celebrate achievements in philanthropy and community service. They provide members opportunities to share experiences and learn.  It also affords the public a chance to recognize exceptional achievements. 

Where we work

Ghana: Our Staging Site & Social Lab

We are currently deploying select tools and innovations in Philanthropy Spaces of Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal. We will keep adding several other countries to the list. Ghana is our staging site and social lab. Given its small size and the complexity and sophistication of its Philanthropy Space, it gave us many of the essentials we needed to test and study several of our institutional tools and incentives. See our innovations in action in Ghana’s Philanthropy Space to get a glimpse of packages for listed countries.